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Get to know an author: Patricia Logan

How well do you know writers? Even if you’re close to several, the next one will surprise you. Every one is so different. This week, get to know Patricia Logan, author of erotic romances and mysteries. How would you describe your books? I have written almost 70 books, so I’ll concentrate on the last five […]

Meet an author: Lucy Appadoo

I’m starting a new occasional series on the blog today: interviews with other authors about their journey as artists. And these will be authors with styles very different from my own. We will start with an author of contemporary literature, stories about women, from Australia: Lucy Appadoo. Full disclosure: I recently edited her soon-to-be released […]

It’s a brutal summer,

Last month, I predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic would soon be over. A month later, reality has again proven me wrong. New infections are surging around the world even as governments relax restrictions that protect public health. Some 50,000 cases in one day in the U.K., as it celebrates “Freedom Day,” when all the COVID-limiting […]

Gateway, my latest editing project, is live!

The latest editing project of The Written Word has hit the retailers: Gateway, the latest release by the master of horror, David C. Cassidy. This is the second David C. Cassidy work edited by The Written Word, following The Dark, published in 2014. “A perfectly creepy story that will keep you up at night … it’s […]

Telling stories vs. writing them

Today’s blog is a guest post from a good, if virtual friend. Harry Widdifield is described as “too dangerous for Facebook.” Probably because he doesn’t think the way most people do. By Harry Widdifield Humans are sponges for stories. “What’s up?” “How’s it going?” “What have you been up to?” “What’s new?” These are all […]

Will we write "A Journal of the COVID Year"?

As I write this, the radio morning show is doing a “streeter,” talking to people in the ByWard Market as COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario ease. Non-essential businesses are opening again, with limited capacity: stores, restaurants, bars, summer camps and others. People who speak with the radio reporters express relief, even joy at the ability to […]

Join me in a new adventure

Creating a world is fun! That’s why I want to bring you, my readers along on this journey into the future. Once again, I am moving into a new genre: near-future dystopian fiction. The working title is either “Fractured States of America” or “The Woman from the Prairie Bank.” The situation In the year 2050, […]

I hereby resolve to …

exercise regularly eat healthy spend less time on social media Yah. Let’s go with that. New Year’s Day is such a cliché as a starting point for new projects so that the short lifespan of new year’s resolutions is a cliché in itself. Even so, I cannot resist the inspiration of resolve and hope that […]